Uncovering some of our favourite hidden gems for you to enjoy a yummy breakfast or spot of tea and cake next time you are in Tavistock!
When you are out enjoying your day, whether you’re on your own or with loved ones, one of the more favourable activities is to enjoy a yummy breakfast, spot of tea and slice of cake or light lunch. Sometimes the simplest things are truly the best. In this series we explore the hidden treasures that we have stumbled across in Devon and Cornwall ranging from Bude to Torpoint, including Tavistock and Callington or Holsworthy and Launceston in between.
One of our favourite independently owned coffee shops in the beautiful market town of Tavistock is, The Kitchen. With its quirky interior, vintage cups and saucers hanging from the ceiling, wall paper off cups and pastel colours. The Kitchen is situated right on the edge of Russell Street (located just around the corner from the main high street) and a stone’s throw away from a local car park.
Fiona, the owner, and star baker of all their delicious homemade cakes, has made sure that The Kitchen is also accessible for those with walkers and walking sticks. After getting to know one of the regulars who used a walking a stick, Fiona made sure to add a walking stick holder at the counter, to make it easier for this customer and others to look at the cakes and chat to the staff. Fiona jokes that they often get older gentlemen come in for a pot of tea and cake whilst waiting for their partners at the hairdressers!
The Kitchen staff cannot be praised highly enough for their kindness and hospitality. All the staff go above and beyond to make sure their customers are treated respectfully and with care. The staff have on regular occasions helped walk or drive customers home who live in and around Tavistock. This is one of the reasons The Kitchen is rated so highly by our staff at Home Instead. Their level of care for the local community is so heart-warming and something we feel a strong affinity with.
There is a ramp entrance to the main seating area which can be used, along with an accessible toilet, the door to this is slightly narrow so guest with wheelchairs may find this a bit tight but the staff will help you as much as they can.
Smaller size portions and takeaway boxes are available for those with smaller appetites. Dogs are welcome too!
See this video on their Facebook page to get a feel for their gorgeous vintage pastel décor.